Wildlife highway crossing open house scheduled for July 26 in Frisco | SummitDaily.com

Wildlife highway crossing open house scheduled for July 26 in Frisco

Federal, state and county officials will be hosting an open house on Wednesday, July 26, to discuss their efforts to create safe crossings and passages for wildlife on Summit County’s highways.

Nearly 7,000 animals were killed by trucks and cars in 2016, according to the Colorado Department of Transportation, resulting in two human deaths and almost 400 injuries.

The CDOT region that includes Summit County leads the way, with almost 2,100 wild animal deaths since 2013.

The open house, hosted by the U.S. Forest Service, the National Forest Foundation and CDOT, will take place from 5:30-8 p.m. with a brief presentation at 6 p.m. at the Elevate coSpace, located at 711 Granite St. in Frisco.

Officials will show which areas they have identified as possible crossing sites and are inviting the public to help brainstorm ways to make the projects a reality.

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